Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Utilizing Teacher Response to Help Students Meet and Transfer First-~Year Composition Course Objectives, Clyde Aidoo

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Examining the Influence of Executive Resources and Mathematical Abilities on Framing Biases, Gabriel Allred

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& One Night the World Will Have Changed, Hanna Andrews

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Before and After Her Body, Shannon Austin

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Contesting and Constructing Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Women's Roller Derby, Suzanne Becker

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A Land to Call Their Own, Timothy James Buchanan

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Mixing the Business of Pleasure: How Mixing Shaped the Labor and Narratives of Female Entertainers in Mid-~Twentieth Century America, Evan Maryl Casey

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Virginia Woolf and the Flâneuse: A Geocritical Approach to Mrs. Dalloway and the Voyage Out, Kayla Dean

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Investigating Land Use by the Inhabitants of Western Cyprus During the Early Neolithic, Katelyn Dibenedetto

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Mate Preferences among Single Mothers, Carol Yvette Franco

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To Remain Near the "Water Ditch," Paiute Sovereignty and United States Settler Colonialism, Owens Valley, California, 1870-~1937, Lee Murray Hanover

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Postpartum Maternal Mood among Hadza Foragers, Kristen Herlosky

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"The Only People Who Can Get AIDS-~Are People": The AIDS Crisis in Mainstream Crisis, 1981-~1995, Franklin Howard

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Examination of Mental Health and Family Relationship in Collegiate Athletes, Julia Hussey

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Waiting For Nothing, Jiwoong Hyun

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Change Deafness: A Comprehensive Examinations, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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You're Out! Explaining Non-~Criminal Diplomatic Expulsion, Anthony Jordan

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Investigating the Role of Liminality in the Cultural Transition of the Late Eighth Millennium BC on Cyprus, Levi Keach

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Power and Authority of Royal Queen Mothers: Juxtaposing the French Queen Regent and the Ottoman Validé Sultan During the Early Modern Period, Reneé N. Langlois

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School Bullying: Exploring Juvenile Victimization Trends with the NCVS School Crime Supplement (NCVS-~SCS), Matthew Morris Le Claire

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Fathers’ Caregiving in Fragile Families: Variation by Family Contexts, Gender Ideology, Race and Ethnicity, Rachel Teressa Macfarlane

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Outer Space in a Western Place: How Environmental Perceptions of the American West Shaped the Space Race, William Marino

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Working with Constraints: The Merit of Prudence, Matthew Martinez

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Institutional Dissonance and Reserved Cooperation: Theory and Evidence from International Environmental Agreements, Erika Komura Masaki

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Why Such Constriction of the Moral Sphere? The Importance of Social Coordination in Croatia’s Ethnic Conflict, Michael Arthur Moncrieff

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Memories of Three Rivers, Olufunke Ogundimu

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Assessing the Potential for a Backfire Effect on Citizen Perceptions: A Test of Hot Spot Policing in Las Vegas, Steven Andrew Pace

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Epidemiology of Love: A Survey, Maegan Poland

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Nutrition Transition of Hadza Foragers: Implications for Juvenile Behavior, Trevor Pollom

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Envisioning Shadows in Romantic Ekphrasis and Early Photography, Joseph Kevin Tuvera Sebastian

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Milk Teeth and Other Stories, Timea Sipos

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Beyond All of This, Jack Stilwell

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Beyond the Bench and the Bedside: Examining Women’s Success in STEM via Active Learning Projects, Sarah E. Thoman

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Predictors of Child and Adolescent Bias and Flexibility in the Attractiveness Domain, Stephanie Verba

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The New Cambrian Children, Shin Watanabe

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The Effects of Physical Attractiveness in the Health Care Industry, Richard Shane Westfall

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Hallucination Machines, Autumn Widdoes

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Cosmic Valentine, Gabrielle Faith Williams

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A Middle Pueblo II Production Zone for Shivwits Ware Ceramics: Implications for Understanding Settlement Patterns and Socio-~Environmental Responses on the Shivwits Plateau, William Morrow Willis

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Bioarchaeology of Inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia, Cheryl Anderson

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Reality and Nature in Robinson Jeffers, Joshua D. Bartee

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Remember the Country and the Age in Which We Live": The British Gothic Novel in the Age of Enlightenment, 1764-1798, Garland David Beasley

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Table of the Sun, Christine Bettis

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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A Historical Case Study of Title IX in Nevada: An Excellent Investment in Our Youth, Jason Clark

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Worked to Leisure: The Intersections of Volunteerism, Work, and Leisure, Denise Nicole Cook

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Temperament and Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Alexandra Diliberto

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Radio Spring, Kristian Louis Warren Einstman

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Cacophony, Noha Elbadry

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Learning to Adapt, Kelly Elcock

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Effects of Judicial Primary Election Systems on Challenger Emergence and Candidate Success, Katherine Eugenis

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Everything Is Real, Brett Finlayson

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Aging and Fermentation as Adaptive Food Management Strategies in the Arctic, Celeste Giordano

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of Broad Symptom Measures and ADHD Symptom Ratings for Identifying Individuals with ADHD Combined and ADHD Inattentive, Stacy Jean Graves

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The Engaged Eurosceptic: Explaining Eurosceptic Success and Failures in European Parliamentary Elections, Nathan William Henceroth

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Belt of Pearls, Danielle Lee Henry

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Studies in Words: Laborious Ben Jonson's Lexicon, Steven Hrdlicka

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Parents' Perceptions of Smartphone Use and Parenting Practices, David Jackson Johnson

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Same-Sex Focus in the Visual Attention of Heterosexual Women: An Investigation of Potential Explanations, Sarah C. Jones

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Art and The Ordinary: Literary and Visual Constructs of the Mundane, Jenessa Kenway

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Reconsolidating: The Effect of Spatial Context and Expectations, Chris R. Kiley

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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Unfinished Business in Bereavement Scale, Kara Klingspon

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They Knew Full Well, Matthew Johannes Kollmer

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The Relationship Between Mood and Implicit Learning, Kathleen Larson

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Neurocognitive Correlates of the Comprehensive Trail Making Test (CTMT) in Brain Injured Children, Abigail Rose Mayfield

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Sexual Desire Trajectories: Heterosexual Individuals' Perceptions of the State and Trait Characteristics of Desire, Caroline Maykut

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Acute Salivary Steroid Hormone Responses During Coalitional and Dyadic Competitions in Hong Kong Juvenile Children, Timothy McHale

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Obligations of The State: State Behavior and The Occurrence of State Success, Brendan Mark Morris

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Can Questionnaires Capture Inner Experience? A Validation Study of the Nevada Inner Experience Questionnaire, Stefanie Alison Moynihan

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Subjective Beat Perception in Musical Rhythms in Adult Listeners, Karli M. Nave

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It’s Not about Brooklyn, Elee Maybelle Oak

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An Examination of Accuracy and Elaborations for Character Traits in a Narrative, Michael Palena

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Social Cognition in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elyse Parke

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Athlete Mental Health, Corey Rae Phillips

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The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Social Support, Meghan E. Pierce

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Athlete Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences: The Role of Drinking Motives, Michelle Pitts

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The Role of Social Location in Coping with Caregiving, Jacqueline Ragin

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Audits and Accountability in Non-Governmental Organizations, Kenneth J. Retzl

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Reaching across Land and Ocean: Daughters of Bilitis, Minorities Research Group, and Resistance Formation in the International Lesbian Network, Linsey Scriven

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Mapping the Landscape for Archaeological Detection, Preservation, and Interpretation: A Case Study in High Resolution Location Modeling from the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon, Trent Skinner

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The Transformation of American Federalism, 1848-1912, Lance Sorenson

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Violence in the Canyons: The Human Cost of Raiding and Warfare in Northeastern Arizona (AD 300-~1300), Caryn Elizabeth Tegtmeyer

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Strange Wedding, Ariana Nicole Turiansky

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The Development and Testing of Potential Music Piracy Warnings, Joanne Ullman

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Associations among Benevolent Sexism, Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem, and Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Heterosexual Women, Carrie Underwood

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Understanding Stress Reactivity in Schizophrenia, Mary Vertinski

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Setting the Childless Free: An Ethnographic Study of the Practice of the Childfree Identity, Shelly Volsche

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Are you grieving girl, Leia Penina Wilson

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Neural Processes Underlying Auditory Context Effects, Breanne Yerkes

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Development and Validation of a Brief Assessment of Social Cognitive Abilities, Ryanna Zenisek